Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The other day, I pulled out my old cookbook that was handed down to me by my mama. She used that cookbook when I was growing up, and it still has some of the best recipes around. I know that the internet is full of recipes, but there's something about holding a book in your hands that your mama used to hold in her hands that just seems so right. I love that old book, I even have recipes clipped inside of it that were handwritten by my granny so very long ago. Nothing beats a good tried and true recipe.

I was in search of cookies and settled on an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie that was perfection. It's the same one my mama made for me, they were delicious then and just as wonderful today. Soft and chewy, completely divine! Sometimes, it's the absolute simplest things that are the best. Thought I'd share with you sweet friends today..........

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and sugar and eggs till light and fluffy. Stir in buttermilk. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and vanilla. Drop from tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake at 400* for about 8 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan onto wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen.

Enjoy y'all!


  1. Omg!!!! Today it is cloudy and cool, perfect for baking cookies. Got a bunch of raisins, so this is perfect, loving the oatmeal raisin, and haven't had any forever!!!

  2. The weather is all weird here today too Glenda! I just want to know, where's spring??????? Tomorrow, we'll only be in the 50's, crazy for April in GA! Enjoy those cookies my dear!


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